Dr. Padma Garvey

The plant-based Doctor Mom 

Fried Rice (or millet)

Fat calories: negligible

We went on our annual trip to Pawleys Island, SC for a week.   We stay in a big house, with several families; lots of taste buds to deal with, lots of mouths to feed.  Each family takes turns making dinner for everyone.  This year we met some new friends who made a stupendous meal for everyone. Brad made outstanding fried rice that was light and delicate. It is worth making your own fried rice.  When you order it at a restaurant...trust me....there is a lot of unnecessary oil.


one medium white onion, diced

three cloves crushed garlic

one teaspoon of sesame oil

four scallions chopped

three carrots, peeled and finely chopped

1/2 packet of frozen peas

handful of flat snowpeas

one finely chopped red bell pepper

two cups of brown jasmine or brown basmati rice or millet cooked in 4 cups of water or vegetable broth

6-10 tablespoons of tamari sauce, depending on your taste preference


In a large wok or large skillet, add one teaspoon of sesame oil and heat to medium.

Add onions, garlic, bell pepper, and scallions and let them cook until onions sweat.

Add carrots, snow peas.  Let them cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally.  Then add the peas, and tamari sauce. Mix well and let cook until vegetables cook slightly and moisture evaporates.  Take off vegetables off heat and mix well with the rice in a large glass or Corelware bowl.  Adjust tamari sauce to taste at the end.